Gary Morris, who has been training in martial arts for 35 years, running a class in Shipley and jointly teaching a class at the Karmand Centre in Bradford, has flown out to Okinawa, Japan to further his martial arts training.

Morris, who has just passed his karate fifth dan (Wado Ryu) grading, has recently achieved his Bukido full weapons master status, acquiring black belts in six different weapons (tonfa, sai, katana, nunchaku, jo and bo).